157. Sleep with both eyes shut

Proverbs 16:8

“Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right”

If you gain wealth by screwing people over or by hurting others, then your life will be miserable. You may know people who are rich and have gained it this way. You may think that they are completely happy. You can almost bet that they sleep with one eye open waiting on them who they got over on is coming to get them.

Gain what you need from hard work and good deeds. Sleep well and be happy

156. Uncomfortably Good

Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”

Whether you believe it or not the Alpha is with you as you travel through life. Wisdom is alongside them shouting at you to do the right thing always.

Starting today you are the star in a show. You have a live studio audience watching your every move. Will you change the way you act?

155. Don’t tear down your house.

Proverbs 14:1

“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”

Every day that we are alive we are building our house. Not a house made with hands but a spiritual house where our soul will reside for eternity. When we do good and help others our house gets bigger and stronger. When we practice anger and resentment our house is battered like a house on the seashore during a big storm.

In our daily lives we work hard on our house from learning new things. When we learn new things, we have more ways to help each other in this life

154. Eat crow and gain humility

Proverbs 13:2

“A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.”

What we say in this life as we travel around the sun at 67,000mph, does matter. We can save lives with words of encouragement. We can destroy lives including our own with angry and resentful words.

Eating crow is a colloquial idiom, used in English-speaking countries, that means humiliation by admitting having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.

Every day is a struggle for myself to use my words wisely. I am getting better after 40+ years of living, but I slip from time to time and I walk away from a conversation and think, “You idiot, why did you say that”?

If you say stupid stuff don’t punish yourself to hard. We are all works in progress. Asking for forgiveness helps to alleviate the guilt that can be produced afterwards.

152. Listen and be wise

Proverbs 9:8

“Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.”

This should teach us to not get mad and put up defenses whenever someone is correcting us. The book of Proverbs says, if someone corrects you and you get mad then you are a fool. Listen to others when they say you may be wrong. Think on it it. Don’t be a scorner.

To be wise is to have failed and then corrected. The correction may be by others or by thyself.

Have a good weekend Ill post again Monday.

151. Listen to the rhymes of wisdom

Proverbs 8:1

“Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?”

Wisdom is all around us every day. A lot of human beings refuse to listen and see it. Our lives would be so much better if we would listen to the words of the past and apply them to the here and now.

As stated in the past, “History doesn’t always repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”. –Samuel Clemens

150. Stay away from bad

Proverbs 7:27

“Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”

Be careful in your daily walk. Don’t get caught in a snare of deceit and wrong doing. If you get the feeling something is up, then get out of there. Don’t become a victim. It is better to flight than fight.

I used to travel overseas with my work. In some countries the local people would always try to scam you. They would holler at you. Make crazy noises and such to get you to make eye contact with you. Then they would start their scam right away. If you would ignore them and walk with a purpose they would leave you alone and look for an easier target.

Walk with a purpose. Don’t become a victim.

149. Shed the chains of debt

Proverbs 6:3

“Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.”

Throughout the book of Proverbs, it tells us many times that we should not be in debt. Todays, proverb is telling us that if we find ourselves in debt that we should do whatever is possible to get out of debt. We should make ourselves miserable until we shed the chains of debt. I have a family to think of so I have to keep them in mind when getting out of debt. You want your spouse to be happy and you want your children to be happy and healthy also. If you don’t have them on board, you may find yourselves in a different kind of debt called divorce. You may say well I can’t get my spouse to curve their spending. You must ask yourself, “Am I curving my spending”? Start with yourself and do what you can to get out of the chains of debt that bind you to this evil world that we live in. Use constant very gentle pressure on the others. Show that you can do it and hopefully it will change them for the better.

148. Keep things good and smooth

Proverbs 5:1-2

“My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.”

As we gain wisdom our lives should become easier. That is if we learn our lesson from past mistakes we have made. Some people never learn. We could list hundreds of things we do and see done where different results are expected with the same inputs. Sad it is.